Occupational therapists are skilled at assessing and treating children with a variety of needs in both the school and home settings. NTR’s licensed and certified occupational therapists work diligently to provide comprehensive evaluations, intervention, adaptive strategies, and collaborative training to help children overcome obstacles at school and at home. Occupational therapy uses a team approach involving other therapists, educators and parents to ensure children reach their maximum potential.
How can Occupational Therapy Help?
Here are just a few ways….
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Fine motor skills are essential to a child’s successful participation in most activities that comprise a day. From handwriting and cutting with scissors to managing clothing and playing with toys, fine motor skills are essential to children’s ability to participate in their world. The occupational therapists at NTR can help improve your child’s fine motor skills, making them more efficient, independent and confident in the school setting and at home.
While often overlooked, visual-motor and visual-processing skills are of utmost importance to a child’s success at school and at home. Our occupational therapists utilize standardized assessments, evidence-based treatments, and adaptive strategies to remediate problems in ocular motility and visual processing to help children successfully access the world around them.
The occupational therapists at NTR are skilled at assessing impaired attention in both the school and home settings. Our occupational therapists work in collaboration with our speech therapists, behavior therapists, teachers and parents to develop strategies to increase focus and minimize distractions thus allowing for improved participation in daily activities.